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post #1 of 1 Old 07-13-2016, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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30K on my 08, any Qs?

Just passed 30K on my 08. The rear shock blew at 20K miles. I've replaced the brake pads a few times and the chain once. Been through some tires. Two spark plugs. One clutch cable. Some bulbs. Have a thermobob. Flushed the brakes twice in the rear, once in front. No problems really - "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" - family motto. I adjusted the valves at 7K I think and haven't since. I need to do that. All the other problems were caused by me.

Lots of superficial mods, but nothing drastic.

So, I thought it might be interesting. I am obsessive about oil changes and chain maintenance. I did the doo early. I adjust regularly. KLX needle mod. Um... Uni Filters. Rotella.

Bike's treated me real well so far. If you want to know about anything specific, holler.

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